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Live Reporting

Chris Wood and Richard Porter

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight

    This is the end of our coronavirus live coverage for today.

    As we say goodbye, these are some of the main developments on Wednesday:

    • First Minister Mark Drakeford says the lockdown will stay in place next week
    • 33 more people with coronavirus have been confirmed as dying in Wales, taking the total to 245
    • There are 4,073 confirmed cases, but the true figure will be much higher as not everyone has been tested
    • The Principality Stadium will be known as Dragon's Heart Hospital as it joins the coronavirus fight

    Our live updates will continue on Thursday morning.

  2. Dragon's Heart Hospital name revealed

    Wales' national rugby stadium is to be temporarily known as Dragon's Heart Hospital as it is used in efforts to tackle coronavirus.

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  3. Life on the coronavirus front line

    Two friends and colleagues on the coronavirus front line - a consultant anaesthetist and a consultant in intensive care - told BBC Wales of the challenges of their work.

    They also spoke of missing their extended families and hugs from their children - and the pressures staff are under in this unprecedented time in their medical careers.

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  4. Workers the safe distancing 'eyes and ears'

    First Minister Mark Drakeford says employees will be the “eyes and ears” in policing the 2m (6ft) social distancing measures in the workplace.

    He made the comment in a social media session in which he answered questions from members of the public.

    Mr Drakeford said: “It is the responsibility of employers to make sure their employees observe the 2m rule and I hope it will be self-policing."

    He said workers who are concerned should report it to their trade union.

    The first minister also said he discussed a coronavirus "exit strategy" with ministers and senior health officials yesterday.

    He gave no time frame but said: “There will be no easy going straight back to the way things were before the crisis began.

    “We will lift restrictions when the time is right."

    Mark Drakeford
  5. Woman arrested for 'coughing and spitting'

    A woman, 24, has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting four police officers, including coughing and spitting on one while claiming to have Covid-19.

    Police had been called to Pwllheli, Gwynedd, following a disturbance, where the woman is said to have bitten, pushed and struck officers.

    She was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, where she then allegedly attacked an officer by coughing and spitting at them.

    The woman is being questioned over ten allegations including public order offences, four assaults against emergency workers and a breach of Covid-19 restrictions.

    Chief Inspector Mark Armstrong of North Wales Police said: “This disgusting behaviour at such a difficult time for everyone will not be tolerated and we will take firm action.”

  6. Family lose twin sisters to disease

    Nick Palit

    BBC News

    A family grieving from the loss of twin sisters have been told their uncle is being sent home from hospital to the house where they died.

    Stuart Andrews lost his mother Eleanor and her twin Eileen, 66, to coronavirus over the past few days.

    His uncle, Philip, 68, who is also infected, has been treated at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil.

    However, he has been told he must return to the house where the twins died in Abercynon.

    Mr Andrews, who lives in Nelson, is worried because he is not allowed to see him because he is self-isolating and because he cannot give his home the deep clean it needs.

    Coronavirus
  7. 'Stay at home... in self isolation'

    If you were feeling a little lethargic at home in isolation, watch this... if this doesn't get you up dancing, nothing will.

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  8. 'Detection, tracking and isolation'

    Plaid Cymru calls on the Welsh Government to adopt an approach of testing, tracing and isolating cases so we know where coronavirus is in our communities.

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  9. Wales to get £20m of charities funding

    The Welsh Government will receive £20 million as a result of the £370m funding allocated to charities in England, the Welsh secretary has said.

    This will go to smaller charities while more should be allocated through a direct grant pot.

    Simon Hart said: “Volunteers and charities up and down Wales are doing a tremendous amount to support the most vulnerable in our society.

    "That support has never been more important than in these difficult times."

  10. First minister Q&A

    First Minister Mark Drakeford is currently taking part in a question and answer session on Twitter, where people are asking him about the coronavirus outbreak.

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  11. Manics to perform for the NHS

    The Manic Street Preachers have announced two shows at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena for the NHS.

    The first night will be a free show for NHS staff only and the second will be ticketed, with all profits going to NHS Wales charities.

    They will take place on 4 and 5 December.

    Manic Street Preachers
  12. Gareth Bale to take pay cut

    Real Madrid's players, coaches and "main directors", including Wales' Gareth Bale, will take a pay cut of 10-20% this year as the club deals with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Football in Spain has been suspended indefinitely since March, when the country declared a state of emergency.

    Gareth Bale
  13. List of vulnerable people to shops 'by end of today'

    Supermarkets will have details by the end of today of 88,000 vulnerable people in Wales who should get priority slots for home deliveries, the Welsh Government says.

    Some people have been frustrated at Wales not being included in a programme to help prioritise food deliveries for those unable to leave the house.

    Supermarkets have had access to a UK government database of 1.5m vulnerable shoppers in England for some time.

    Tesco
  14. Charity support 'well short of what's needed'

    A Welsh MP says the £750m support package for charities set up by the UK government is "welcome but is well short of what's needed".Stephen Doughty, the Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, said "we undoubtedly need to see more in the weeks and months to come".It is not yet clear how much money will come to Welsh charities but the UK government said £60m would be shared between Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Mr Doughty, who was the head of Oxfam Cymru before becoming an MP, is a member of a cross-party group of MPs lobbying the UK government for charity support.Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the support package for charities across the UK would allow them to "continue their vital” work during the coronavirus outbreak.

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  15. Temporary mortuary created on industrial estate

    A temporary mortuary is being built in Powys during the coronavirus outbreak - with the hope it is never used.

    The facility will be created on the Wyeside Industrial Estate, Llanelwedd.

    Powys health board said it would mean the county can be confident that it has the capacity to provide dignity in death, but said it hoped it was not needed.

    Carol Shillabeer, chief executive said there were still many people contracting the virus, and more people were dying.

    "Here in Powys we need to prepare for this, and therefore we do need to increase the mortuary capacity in the county," she said.

    "This is particularly important as burials and cremations are also likely to be affected during this time.

    “I can reassure the people living and working in Powys that any facility of this nature must meet very stringent standards in relation to the care of the deceased."